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Popcorn Balls from Karo®

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"Old-fashioned popcorn balls!"
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20 m servings 181
Original recipe yields 12 servings (12 popcorn balls)


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  1. Spray large roasting pan with cooking spray; add popcorn and place in 300F oven until warm. (Popcorn can also be warmed in a large microwave safe bowl for 1 to 2 minutes on HIGH (100%) power.)
  2. Combine sugar, corn syrup, butter and salt in a heavy 2-quart saucepan. Stirring constantly, bring to boil over medium heat. Continue stirring and boil 2 minutes.
  3. Remove syrup mixture from heat; stir in vanilla and baking soda. Pour syrup mixture over warm popcorn stirring to coat well. Cover hands with two plastic bags, spray bags lightly with cooking spray. Working quickly shape twelve 3-inch popcorn balls.
  4. Cool completely. Wrap individually in plastic wrap.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 181 calories; 6.9 29.6 1 10 301 Full nutrition

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I made these because I didn't have granulated sugar, just brown sugar. They were great! Made them for Halloween... then only got a few trick or treaters. Fine with me, I'd eat another every ho...

I made them several times and will continue! The Karo syrup recipe is one I'm used to but I didn't have the recipe until now. We devoured them, so I don't have any pics - sorry.